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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T, owner of DirecTV, exempts DirecTV from mobile data caps   —  Netflix and other video services count against AT&T caps—unless they pay up.  —  AT&T is now exempting DirecTV streaming video from data caps on AT&T's mobile Internet service.  —  AT&T purchased DirecTV in July 2015 …
Sep 7, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
OpenOffice leaders discussing shutdown due to lack of developers; many switched to LibreOffice   —  As LibreOffice soars, OpenOffice management considers retiring the project.  —  OpenOffice, once the premier open source alternative to Microsoft Office, could be shut down because there …
Sep 2, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T's VP of federal regulatory interests writes blog post celebrating Google Fiber's reported troubles and criticizing it for seeking government favors   —  Google Fiber's reported struggles cause AT&T to take a victory lap.  —  AT&T celebrated Google Fiber's reported struggles yesterday …
Aug 31, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The FCC will not appeal ruling by the Sixth Circuit that allows states to impose laws restricting the growth of municipal broadband   —  Cities seeking to expand broadband could still appeal judges' decision, though.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has decided not to appeal …
Aug 30, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
States can limit municipal broadband despite FCC ruling, three-judge panel of appeals court decides   —  Major loss for Tom Wheeler in attempt to boost broadband competition.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has lost in an attempt to preempt state laws that restrict the growth of municipal broadband networks.
Aug 10, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US Copyright Office sides with cable companies on set-top boxes, says proposed FCC rules may encourage piracy   —  Set-top box rules could enable piracy, copyright official warns.  —  The United States Copyright Office has sided with cable companies in their fight against a Federal …
Aug 6, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
TP-Link settles with FCC over Wi-Fi rules violations, will pay $200K fine, work with open source community and chipset makers to allow third-party firmware   —  TP-Link settles with FCC after blocking open source and violating power rules.  —  Networking hardware vendor TP-Link today admitted …
Aug 1, 2016, 10:00 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The Linksys WRT54GL, an 11-year-old 54Mbps router known for its reliability and open source compatibility, still generates millions in sales every year   —  Open source firmware, reliability make an old product attractive to new buyers.  —  In a time when consumers routinely replace gadgets …
Jul 5, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying routers for “Wave 2” features of 802.11ac specification including MU-MIMO support, 160MHz channels, more   —  Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying routers for faster speeds and denser networks.  —  The Wi-Fi Alliance industry group is now certifying products …
Jun 29, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ammon, Idaho piloting open access fiber network project the lets residents sign up for an ISP - or switch ISPs - almost instantly, via city-operated website   —  Ammon's open access fiber network will let customers change ISPs in minutes.  —  Most cities and towns that build …
Jun 17, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context

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